Five Reasons Miami Music Fans Should Be Thankful
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Exactly 150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln delivered an address unto the American people (although it's historically accepted that Secretary of State William H. Seward wrote it) calling upon the citizens of the United States to take the last Thursday of every November as a day of reflection and gratitude.
We here at Crossfade think Honest Abe had a good point. And sure, we tend to harp about things we don't like. But today, we're going to take a step back and talk about all the awesome things that make Miami one of the best places in the world for music.
Let us give thanks.
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Let's get the obvious out the way - we are party central, baby. The whole world is looking at us, figuratively and literally. On TV, where do people go to party? Okay, Vegas sometimes, but tropical paradise trumps constant gambling and fat Elvis. From downtown to midtown, South Beach to Wynwood, the 305 reps some of the swankiest, classiest, grittiest, hip bars and clubs in the nation. We go 24-hours up in this bitch. Whatever kinda party you want to go to, we gotchu. That is some rare shit.
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